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Charlotte Gray
For a select portion of the population who like their pleasures guilty, melodrama can be a glorious thing: war, valor, intrigue, star-cross'd lovers, betrayal, bursting bodices, the like. But to...
Film Review  January 25, 2002, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Gillian Armstrong. Starring: James Fleet, Ron Cook, Anton Lesser, Rupert Penry-Jones, Michael Gambon, Billy Crudup and Cate Blanchett..."

Everything about this Fifties lesbian romance is sublime
Film Review  December 25, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Todd Haynes. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler, Jake Lacy, Sarah Paulson and John Magaro...."

Blue Jasmine
Class difference and life's shambles are on Woody Allen's mind as he leads Cate Blanchett through a perfectly calibrated performance as a Park Avenue matron brought low by modern finance.
Film Review  August 9, 2013, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Woody Allen. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Sally Hawkins, Alec Baldwin, Bobby Cannavale, Andrew Dice Clay, Louis C.K., Peter Sarsgaard, Michael Stuhlbarg and Tammy Blanchard...."

Blanchett is indelible as Queen Elizabeth I, the 16th century monarch who took the British throne during divisive times.
Film Review  November 20, 1998, by Russell Smith
"...Directed by: Shekhar Kapur. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston and Joseph Fiennes..."

From Dada to Dogme
Julian Rosefeldt’s ambitious Manifesto showcases the prowess of Cate Blanchett
Screens Story  August 10, 2017, by Kahron Spearman
"...By and large, art installations converted into films are rarely useful in encapsulating, much less adequately conveying, the former's intentions, often coming off as excessive. Managing to bypass overindulgence, Berlin-based artist Julian Rosefeldt's entrancing and intellectually rigorous 95-minute version of Manifesto is a fully graduated achievement, centered around Cate Blanchett's impressive skill as an actor...."

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The first film in Jackson's Tolkien trilogy stays true to the spirit and logistics of the novels, but is also a breathtaking and beautiful work of art on its own.
Film Review  December 21, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Peter Jackson. Starring: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Sean Astin, Liv Tyler, Billy Boyd, John Rhys-Davies, Cate Blanchett, Dominic Monaghan, Ian Holm, Christopher Lee, Hugo Weaving and Sean Bean..."

Austin Critics Announce Award Nominees
Carol leads nominations with seven nods
DAILY Screens  December 16, 2015, by Richard Whittaker
"...Awards season is imminent, and the Austin Film Critics Association this morning announced its nominees for its 2015 prizes. Leading the pack is Todd Haynes' period romance Carol, with seven nominations – including double best lead actress nods for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara...."

Thor: Ragnarok
The Marvel Universe's funniest movie to date
Film Review  November 3, 2017, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Taika Waititi. Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, Anthony Hopkins and Rachel House...."

Elizabeth: The Golden Age
Cate Blanchett as Elizabeth I is back for seconds in this melodramatic sequel that emphasizes how the Virgin Queen lusted in her heart.
Film Review  October 12, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Shekhar Kapur. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Jordi Mollá, Samantha Morton, Abbie Cornish and Rhys Ifans..."

Notes on a Scandal
This movie with Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett is a hothouse psychodrama, full of outrageous and florid sentiments that are made semipalatable by the quality of the craftsmanship involved.
Film Review  January 12, 2007, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Richard Eyre. Starring: Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett, Bill Nighy, Andrew Simpson and Juno Temple..."

There's much to like about Bandits, Barry Levinson's new film about a romantic triangle that blossoms among a pair of gentlemen bank robbers and a suburban housewife who has grown...
Film Review  October 12, 2001, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Barry Levinson. Starring: Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, Troy Garity, January Jones, Rocky Larochelle and Jaye K..."

Ocean's 8
Sandra Bullock is the other Ocean sibling in this all-female revamp of the heist franchise
Film Review  June 8, 2018, by Danielle White
"...Directed by: Gary Ross. Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Midori Francis, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina and James Corden...."

I'm Not There
This meditation on Bob Dylan is infused with love – not the slavish kind but a true-eyed tribute to the artist who belongs to nobody and everybody at once.
Film Review  November 23, 2007, by Kimberley Jones
"...Directed by: Todd Haynes. Starring: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Marcus Carl Franklin, Richard Gere, Heath Ledger, Ben Whishaw, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Bruce Greenwood, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore..."

The Missing
Ron Howard directs Tommy Lee Jones and Cate Blanchett in tough Western drama.
Film Review  November 28, 2003, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Ron Howard. Starring: Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, Evan Rachel Wood, Jenna Boyd, Eric Schweig, Aaron Eckhart, Jay Tavare, Simon Baker and Sergio Calderon..."

The Gift
The cabin that serves as one of the central locations in The Gift looks as though director Sam Raimi has copped the appearance of the structure straight from his early...
Film Review  January 19, 2001, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Sam Raimi. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Giovanni Ribisi, Keanu Reeves, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, Katie Holmes, Michael Jeter, Kim Dickens, Gary Cole, J.K..."

Oscar and Lucinda
People in glass churches shouldn't amount to great movie subjects, but all bets are off when it comes to Oscar and Lucinda. An eccentric, idiosyncratic story about glass, love, gambling,...
Film Review  February 20, 1998, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Gillian Armstrong. Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Cate Blanchett, Ciaran Hinds, Tom Wilkinson, Richard Roxburgh and Clive Russell..."

The House With a Clock in Its Walls
Eli Roth swaps gore for delightful childlike Gothic wonder
Film Review  September 21, 2018, by Matthew Monagle
"...Directed by: Eli Roth. Starring: Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Owen Vaccaro, Kyle MacLachlan and Colleen Camp...."

Drama about how Dan Rather and his producer Mary Mapes got fired from CBS
Film Review  October 30, 2015, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: James Vanderbilt. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss, Topher Grace, Bruce Greenwood, Stacy Keach, Noni Hazlehurst, John Benjamin Hickey, Dermot Mulroney and Rachael Blake...."

Hanna is a through-the-looking-glass, arthouse action minimasterpiece.
Film Review  April 8, 2011, by Marc Savlov
"...Directed by: Joe Wright. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hollander, Olivia Williams, Jason Flemyng, Jessica Barden and Sebastian Hülk..."

Veronica Guerin
Journalist's brave story remains curiously aloof.
Film Review  October 17, 2003, by Marjorie Baumgarten
"...Directed by: Joel Schumacher. Starring: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker and Don Wycherley..."

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